Summer Sandoval

Energy Democracy Coordinator | UPROSE

Summer Sandoval is the Energy Democracy Coordinator at UPROSE. In this role, Summer leads many Energy Democracy campaigns from developing Sunset Park Solar- NY’s first community-led and owned community solar project, fighting peaker power plants with the PEAK Coalition, working on equitable offshore wind creation, and implementing a local Just Transition through UPROSE’s community-led comprehensive waterfront plan called the Green Resilient Industrial District (GRID). Summer has a Bachelor’s in Environmental Science from New York University and a Master’s in Sustainable Environmental Systems from Pratt Institute. Summer works with many partners to support policy implementation and create resources that will make local renewable energy affordable, accessible, and community-owned for environmental justice communities like Sunset Park.